Palm Springs A-Z

A rainy Northwestern day seems a good time to recap Palm Springs; A-Z

A is for Ace Hotel, a not to be missed spot to see and be seen

download-20B is for Birba where wood-fired pizza & other delights need to get into my belly

download-19C is for Coachella, home of the valley and now epic annual music festival

Coachella-2013-Live-Stream-Channel-1D is for desert rides to collect cool breezes and copious rays

20140403_151941E is for eggs bene from Cheekys, always worth the wait

l-1F is for fireside; where water logged kids warm from day long swim sessions

download-32G is for Guacamole,  practically a food group here

IMG_2415H is for hipsters; which are rising in numbers

20140401_144633I is for Ingleside Inn or the lounge at Melyvys where rat packers once hung and piano players still croon

20140402_230241J is for jasmine’s sweet fragrance that mingles with the scent of citrus blossoms to fill the air

Winter_JasmineK is for Kings Highway; where diners dine roadside

download-31L is for Laid back, ‘nuf said

download-37M is for Movie Colony, a quiet and lovely neighborhood where the likes of Cary Grant, Dinah Shore and Marilyn Monroe did once reside

download-21N is for noodle wars

download-34O is for outlets.  Stores in Cabazon worth the trip up Hwy 10 for killer designer deals and oh yah, In-n-Out for way home

5738a6fd40984cbbf0f77df191dd0c4aP is for Purple Palm for relaxed & understated elegant poolside dining

download-39Q is for Queens, drag queens who add to the local color

dragsR is for retro that reigns supreme

download-40S is for The San Jancinto Mountains providing a dramatic backdrop

download-38T is for Trina Turk who sets the style standard for the valley.  Must not miss her flagship store on Palm Canyon

TrinaJonathanTurk U if for Uptown Design District; A mecca for modernism

download-16V is for vintage; like these lovely retro glass pieces found at Bon Vivant (Uptown Design District)

download-18W is for windmills, to harness the wind that comes whipping through the valley

22b3d0bdd71405321acf844b35c1db5dP. S. W is also for white russians, served from Melyns for the perfect night cap

20140402_230232X is for XI (better known as 11) the number of kids at our daughter’s desert birthday party

20140403_162435Y is for yellow; colors pop here against the blue blue sky

download-17Z is for Zoo; a camel ride from The Living Desert will take you right into the sunset.


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